The Hamilton Canal also popularly known as “The Dutch Canal” was named after Garvin Hamilton stretching 14.5km from Colombo to Negombo. The 2-3 hour journey commences from the seaside village of Negombo cruising through the historic route of spice traders and homes of fisher folk families located at the edge of the canal to the majestic wetlands of Maha Oya where one could enjoy the tranquility and cool breeze. Here you could witness monkeys, water monitors, abundant birdlife such as Egrets, Herons Kingfishers and Cormorants. The Maha Oya is one of the largest rivers in Sri Lanka measuring approximately 134 km and flowing across four provinces and five districts. It commences from Nawalapitiya, from the area of Aranayake and falls into the Indian Ocean from Kochchikade, North of Negombo.